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dont believe everything you read as a kid

Don’t Believe Everything You Read As A Kid…

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | July 4, 2013

I was discussing a client’s increasing frustration on those days when her staff is spending their time on busy work and not making any progress on the larger departmental goals.

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do you spend too much time on email

Do You Spend Too Much Time On Your Email?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | June 13, 2013

If you’ve ever cleaned your inbox to “inbox zero” (or close) just to have it fill up again right before your very eyes – you know what I’m talking about – email takes up TOO MUCH TIME!

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why are you so tired

Why Are You So Tired Anyways?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | May 2, 2013

I read the article below by Jennifer Lee and I thought she just spoke to the exhaustion, pushing and striving that so many entrepreneurs feel on a daily basis.  

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Do You Need A Weekly Schedule?

Do You Need A Weekly Schedule?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | March 28, 2013

Lately I feel like so many of my clients are coming to me with the desire for a “weekly schedule.” The common hope is that a weekly schedule will simultaneously keep them from the pitfalls of too much social media and email time while making sure they are getting done what they REALLY need to…

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Jo Recommends: Sanebox

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | March 3, 2013

One of the biggest complaints I hear from entrepreneurs, clients, & friends is their email abyss. How much time do YOU spend processing your emails? Deleting spam – or checking spam for the one message someone swears they sent you?

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Calling All Entrepreneurs: Help Wanted? The Ultimate Guide for Solopreneurs to Knowing When, How and Who to Hire

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | February 21, 2013

This month I interviewed my awesome friend Natasha Vorompiova of SystemsRock  about what entrepreneurs really need to know about when to get good help and where to find it.

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What Kind of Leader Are You?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | January 31, 2013

I recently discovered a well-established leadership theory (Rooke and Torbert, HBR April, 2005) that divides individuals into 7 types of leaders. The theory, as it reads, conceives these 7 leadership types as different developmental levels that people evolve through on their leadership path.

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Self-Quiz: How To Tell If You Are "Too Busy"?

Self-Quiz: How To Tell If You Are “Too Busy”?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | January 25, 2013

Be honest here – when someone last asked, “How are you?” – weren’t you even slightly tempted to answer “Busy!” These days it seems as if the lament of not having enough time has become a national refrain. Everywhere, people find themselves constantly in a rush, over-booked and over-scheduled with little time off.

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what direction are you headed this year

What Direction Are You Headed This Year?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | January 8, 2013

I know that you’re probably feeling extra busy right now. After taking off some holiday time with your loved ones and thinking, “oh that can wait until January…” January has arrived and your to-do list is overflowing with, well – overflow.

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The Five-Minute Business Booster (Or How Gratitude Can Help Your Business)

The Five-Minute Business Booster (Or How Gratitude Can Help Your Business)

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | December 10, 2012

It feels like just yesterday we were gathered around the table for the ritual Thanksgiving holiday dinner. Originally conceived as a gratitude feast, more often these days all our holiday dinners resemble feasts of enormous amounts of food, family members and yes, sometimes familial tensions. So it seems fitting that we might also want to give…

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